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Frieda And The Moon

Looe, England
13 acres hosted by Paul S.
2 glamping pitches
Exquisitely-crafted tiny homes for romantic getaways in Cornwall

The pair of tiny homes at Frieda and the Moon are as whimsical as this site’s name which, by the way, is taken from a Ted Hughes’ poem. We’ll let hosts, Paul and Babs, explain that later. For now, let’s take a peek at The Tabernacle and The Observatory – the likes of which you won’t find outside this 13-acre smallholding near Cornwall’s south coast. Each is a unique and creative bolthole straight out of Paul’s imagination. Inspired by both the countryside they sit in and the skies they sit beneath, each has been curated and kitted out to provide a delightful place to stay.

Occupying the upper end of the glamping scale, these tiny homes provide fully self-catered accommodation in miniature. They each have a secluded location, private en suite facilities, and a hot tub. Beds are made, towels provided, toilets flush, and there’s not only electricity but heating, by way of a log burner, too. All these welcome practicalities makes staying here truly comfortable but it’s the artistry of the place that’ll make it somewhere you’ll remember.

The Tabernacle is built in the style of a 19th-century prefab tin chapel. It even has a bell tower and a custom-made stained glass window. The Observatory is a copper-clad tiny home which celebrates the dark night skies of Cornwall. It has stained-glass porthole windows depicting the phases of the moon and a skylight over the bed. Inside, each of these tiny homes has vintage styling to suit its theme and plenty of little discoveries for guests to make. 

Outside, both have seating, a chiminea, and a view down the valley towards the sea, which is only 10 minutes’ drive away at Talland Bay. If it all sounds rather romantic, that’s because it is. Alongside tiny homes, intimate elopement weddings are a speciality of your hosts. And if it’s too early or too late for that; engagements, anniversaries, and ceremonies to renew vows are other options. But you don’t need to wait for a special occasion to visit Frieda and the Moon. Simply staying here is likely to become one.

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Looe , England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Paul S.Joined in October 2022
From the host
13 acres with ancient woodlands, with views over unspoiled Cornwall towards the coast. The ultimate secluded romantic escape. People often ask – “why the unusual name?” Well, we wanted a name that summed up the vision of our unique Cornish hideaway — the sense of wonder of special moments in the countryside — the canopy of stars in the deep black night sky; a buzzard gliding overhead; a sudden owl in the afternoon. In the poem Full Moon and Little Frieda, Ted Hughes beautifully captures the amazement of small moments: a small child, helping with the evening milking, suddenly sees the huge harvest moon rising over the fields… That seemed to sum up our inspiration very well… We aim to set the scene for such never-to-be-forgotten experiences… …to create a beautiful space where you can encounter the wonder and magic of the natural world, from a spider’s web in the morning dew to the galaxies spiralling above in our amazing dark skies. …to provide the ultimate Romantic Escape in The Tabernacle and Observatory.
Nearby attractions

The two tiny homes at Frieda and the Moon are part of a smallholding which you are welcome to explore with a neighbouring woodland for longer walks. The beach and coastal walking on the South West Coast Path is only five miles away at Talland Bay, which is situated on Cornwall’s south coast between Polperro and Looe. Just a few miles further west (seven miles from site) is Lantic Bay where you can scramble down to the shingle cove for picnics or walk around Pencarrow Head for sea views. Further west still is charming and relatively unspoilt Fowey, best reached via the short ferry ride across the River Fowey from Bodinnick (five miles from site). Bodmin Moor is 10 miles to the north with Golitha Falls one of the closest and most beautiful places to visit within it.

Food and drink

You can pre-order a few bits and bobs from Paul and Babs to make your stay extra special – a Champagne breakfast hamper or a vintage afternoon tea hamper, for example. Watch this space (or ask your hosts) for the latest news on the soon-to-open pub in Lanreath, the closest village. While you wait, the closest place to eat out is The Jubilee (a three-minute drive or a half-hour walk away) in Pelynt, two miles down the road. The Old Ferry in Bodinnick is another good option and there are plenty across the river in Fowey. A particular favourite of your hosts, a little further away, is Sam’s on the Beach in Polkerris (17 miles) which serves pizza and fresh fish from a former lifeboat station. If you’re heading to Bodmin Moor, a stop at Jamaica Inn (also 17 miles) is obligatory for any fans of Daphne du Maurier.

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